How do you convert 0.000098 into scientific notation?

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2018

Answer:

#9.8*10^-5#

Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one non-zero digit before the decimal.

In our case, we want it between the #9# and the #8#, so we must loop the decimal #5# times to the right. This will be our exponent.

Since we looped the decimal to the right, the exponent will be negative. We get

#9.8*10^-5#

Hope this helps!